Ryan Howard finds the ultimate Phillies nemesis on 'Old Baseball Cards'

Mike Oz
·3 min read

There are some moments in sports that live forever. Even when you see a certain player, you think not just of that moment, but also the team crushed by it and the city that will never forget it.

Joe Carter and the city of Philadelphia have one of those relationships. It was Carter’s famous walk-off homer that sank that the Phillies in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. He skipped around the bases so joyously. It’s an indelible moment in MLB history. And it’s a highlight Phillies fans will always curse.

Which brings us to this week’s all-new episode of “Old Baseball Cards,” Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven trip down memory lane. Ryan Howard, star of a different era of Phillies baseball, is our guest and pulls a 1989 Topps Joe Carter and feels that immediate tug. He liked Joe Carter as a kid, but as a former Phillies star, he can’t really like Joe Carter.

That’s just one of the interesting moments in this week’s episode. Howard — a former NL MVP and now an ambassador for the Scotts Field Refurbishment program through MLB — joined us to top ‘89 Topps and 2004 Topps.

Along the way, we talked about how he couldn’t hit CC Sabathia, we find a couple of players from his alma mater, we gush over Mike Greenwell and we even find a former MLB player who went to the same high school as me.

If you’re new to our show, we open packs of old cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. The cards aren’t worth much, but the stories, memories and nostalgia are priceless. If you enjoyed this episode, we recommend you keep in the Phillies-land and watch our episodes with Chase Utley and new manager Joe Girardi.


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